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Sr. Estimator/ Estimator Commercial Construction Washington, DC

Ellisdale Construction & Development
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
November 29, 2016

Ellisdale Construction & Development is seeking a a Sr. Estimator and an Estimator to join our staff. Ellisdale is a firm specializing in development, preconstruction consulting, design-build and general contracting.

We bring together a diverse and talented group of architects and designers–leaders in a range of disciplines, each of whom delivers imaginative approaches to deliver highly-functional and cost-efficient projects. We are constantly refining our approach and adding to an extensive portfolio of construction projects in areas including residential, commercial, mixed-use, renovation, interior and multi-family construction.

Project sizes vary from 5M to 45M in size.


The Estimator is responsible for preparing construction estimates including the soliciting and evaluation of subcontractor bids and scopes of work, preparing quantity take-offs, reviewing project plans and specifications for all categories of work. The Estimator must be a flexible and adaptable team-player, as well as have strong communication and client service skills.


-Collaborate with the Estimating team to resolve request for information

-Manage vendor solicitation

-Coordinate Subcontractor contacts

-Lead quantity take-offs

-Updating of plans and specifications

-Generate tab sheets

-Create tab sheets for subcontractor quotes and bid leveling that cover complete scope of work

-Manage pricing as directed

-Work with the Director of the project and project team to create bid packaging documents

-Writing of scopes of work

-Other functions as as assigned


-Knowledge and efficiency in Estimating software

-Strong accounting and math skills

-Able to meet critical deadlines

-Team player and dependable

-Exceptional organizational/time management skills

-Ability to read drawings/specifications and to accurately obtain quantities


Four year degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or equivalent is preferred but not required.

GC/CM Estimating background of 3-8 years for Mid-level and 8 years plus for Sr. level.

TO APPLY: Please attach most current resume and project list and contact will be made if your qualifications are a good fit.

Strict confidentiality is assured.